Forget ETA, economy, big issue is price of coffee
28 March 2007, MADRID – The price of a cup of coffee was the issue of the day on Wednesday after Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told a live TV debate it costs just 80 centimes.
28 March 2007
MADRID – The price of a cup of coffee was the issue of the day on Wednesday after Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told a live TV debate it costs just 80 centimes.
Audience members on the TVE1 debate on Tuesday insisted this was the price two generations ago but today it had gone up.
The issue came up after one of a panel of questioners wanted to see if the PM was in touch with today’s society and asked if he knew the price of a cup of coffee.
ETA, the economy and other weighty issues of the day took second place after the issue gained ground.
The Spanish daily EL Mundo checked the prices of coffee across Spain and discovered the only place you could buy a cup for 80 centimes was in the subsidised bar of the Spanish parliament.
Students paid less at the Complutense Univeristy in Madrid.
The average price was about EUR 1, while the most expensive cup was to be found at Starbucks in Madrid – for EUR 2.50.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news